Four Asianet channels launch exclusively on Dish in US

20 Jun,2013

By A Correspondent


Pay TV provider Dish has announced the launch of Asianet, Asianet Plus, Asianet News and Asianet Movies in its lineup in the US. With more than 280 ethnic channels in 29 languages, Dish is the exclusive satellite pay-TV platform to offer this leading Malayalam-language content. Additionally, Dish’s broadcast of Asianet Movies marks the US premiere of this Malayalam film channel.


“We are pleased to exclusively offer this programming on satellite and proud to debut Asianet Movies for the first time in the US,” said Sruta Vootukuru, director of international programming at Dish. “Dish has long offered an impressive South Asian channel lineup, and we are dedicated to the consistent pursuit of the best news and entertainment tailored to a variety of language groups.”


Commenting on the launch, Asianet Communications Managing Director K Madhavan said, “When Asianet entered the US market in 2003, our overarching goal was to expand the presence of our special programming. Partnering with Dish to launch the Asianet channels allows us to realize this dream of providing yet another addition to the lineup of Malayalam content in the United States”.


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